International Woman of the Year for services to Music (2003)
Ph.D (Mus/Arts)., Hon D.L. B.Mus.(Syd)., T.Mus.A., F.Comp.ASMC., F.Mus.Ed.ASMC,
L.Perf.ASMC., HonFNMSM (UK), A.Mus.A., ASA.T.Dip., MMTA(NSW)., M.I.M.T.
Music Educator, Author, Arranger and Specialist Music Consultant
Current information since 2012 is available on Margaret's Biography page.
Margaret at the World Forum reception in 2012 with
Nicholas Law, Director of the IBC.
Brandman with some of the students who attended her lecture
on Music and the Brain, in the Neo-Brain Science strand
of a conference, held at the Korean Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology (KAIST), hosted by the undergraduate
organisation ICISTS in Daejon, Korea. 17th of July 2008.
September 2007 - Margaret won a prestigious business award
at 'The Glebe's 2007 True Local Business Awards' held
on the 19th of September.
" Night of Surprises at Awards - Margaret
Brandman a Newtown composer and music educator celebrated
her birthday on the night of the the awards and received
a much appreciated gift by winning the business/professional
services category. She was treated to an impromptu rendition
of Happy Birthday by the audience during her
Sarah McInerney -The Glebe newspaper
27th Sept 2007. (p25)
In June 2011 Margaret was invited to speak at the World Piano Conference in Serbia. Her DVD
The Geometry of the Piano and the Symmetry of the Hands
was devised especially for the conference and shown in absentia . This DVD covers Margaret's unique teaching concepts and features many of Margaret's compositions. It is now also available to the public.
Click here for more details and to purchase .
official launch of Harmony Comes Together
in the Music on the Move seminar room
on Saturday the 14th of June 2008. Among the honoured
guests were Dr Rita Crews, representing the MTA, Dr Judy
Fisher representing the UMT, Desiree Regina (internationally
acclaimed mezzo soprano) and Anthony Clarke conductor
of the Sydney Sinfonietta.
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In 2003 Margaret was "International Woman of the Year" for services to music and "Woman of the Year" for community service and professional achievement.
to you again. It is wonderful that your work is acknowledged
in this way, as it not only recognises your significant
achievements, but also sets a role model for others in music
Davis - General Manager 'Australian Music Centre'
composition Undulations (for
string orchestra) was performed in Heidleberg, Germany
in September 2005, and then again at three concerts in
Sydney in November 2005. In June 2006 the Sydney Sinfonietta,
under the direction of Anthony Clarke, performed Undulations
at two concerts at the Sydney Opera House.
April 1997, Margaret was featured artist/educator on the
Piano Education Page.
here to read the interview.
2004 Margaret composed a Song Cycle of six songs 'Songs
of Love and Desire" . These songs were written to the
lyrics of Desiree Regina. Margaret and mezzo-soprano Desiree,
have recorded the cycle and which was broadcast by 2MBSFM
in October 2003 and again in September 2004 in the Fellowship
of Australian composers programme. In 2003 Desiree who
was accompanied by Margaret received first place in the
Australian Art Song section with song number 5
from the cycle.
June 2005, Margaret attended the
Congress on Science, Culture and the Arts
Hawaii. She performed her original compositions at the
Congress concert and presented a paper on the
of the Piano and the Symmetry of the Hands.
year she represented Australia at the inaugural
World Forum which was held at Oxford
University UK from the 4th to the 7th of July. This year's
lecture/demonstration was on her unique rhythm shorthand
system used in the Contemporary Aural Course.
She also performed several of her own compositions and
an improvised arrangement of Waltzing Matilda.
2004 Margaret was inducted into the the
of International Ambassadors
. She is also one
of five individuals to receive the Legion of Honor
from the United Cultural Convention in 2005. With over
60 books and compositions published, selling in Australia,
England, Europe and North America, much of her time is
spent composing, lecturing, performing and speaking on
music in education and healing, both in Australia and
Andrew Refshauge, Deputy Premier of NSW presenting Margaret
with her Certificate.